TSA-NAFTRG Field Update

by Jordan Gray  The professional and citizen scientists from the TSA’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (TSA-NAFTRG) immersed themselves in water bodies from Texas to Pennsylvania this late Summer and Fall to conduct sampling sessions for long-term population monitoring efforts. The third-quarter’s sampling season began with several springs in the Central and Big Bend regions…

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Spring Break, TSA-NAFTRG Style

by Jordan Gray  This February and March as college students, professors and those just wanting a Spring vacation were making their way to beaches and ski-slopes across the nation, TSA-NAFTRG scientists and volunteers were heading to the freshwater springs of Texas and Florida for a “Spring Turtle Break”. TEXAS Held in New Braunfels, Texas, the Spring…

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Turtle Surveys Conducted in Comal Springs, Texas

by Admin  The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) recently conducted their annual February sample of the Comal Springs in New Braunfels, Texas. As always, a dedicated team of volunteers made the survey possible. A variety of institutions of learning, research, and conservation represented on this survey included the Houston Zoo, SeaWorld, Fort Worth Zoo,…

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Turtle Surveys Conducted in Comal Springs

by Heather Lowe  In May, the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) conducted turtle surveys in Comal Springs (New Braunfels, Texas) for the second time in 2015. In all, the group has been sampling this site for more than three years now. During the trip, the weather proved to be a real challenge and made…

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Turtle Sampling Sessions Held in Texas and Florida

by Heather Lowe  The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) continued its amazing year with two large summer sampling sessions. In July, the group visited Comal Springs, in New Braunfels, Texas for the third time this year. The crew was able to capture and process 442 turtles, representing four species, over the course of three…

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